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Kavich Neang

Kavich Neang


Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production


Kavich NEANG studied music and dance at a young age at Cambodian Living Arts before graduating in professional design from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in 2013.

In 2010, he directed his first short film, A SCALE BOY, as part of a documentary film workshop led by Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh. In 2013, he joined the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy. In 2015, he directed his first narrative short film, THREE WHEELS, which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival that year and later won the Youth Jury award at the 2015 Singapore International Film Festival and Outstanding Selection at the 2016 Kaohsiung Film Festival. In 2015, he also made another short film, GOODBYE PHNOM PENH, which was commissioned and subsequently screened by Asian Film Archive in its omnibus film, FRAGMENTS. Kavich is currently developing his first narrative feature, tentatively titled WHITE BUILDING.

Kavich Neang is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

company profile

Anti-Archive is a Cambodian film production company created in 2014 by Davy CHOU, Steve CHEN, and Kavich NEANG. The three recognized the need for a structure of film production in Cambodia to support other young independent filmmakers, some of whom have since shown their first works internationally. In 2016, Anti-Archive welcomed its fourth partner, PARK Sungho, who brings a host of experience from his prior work with Busan International Film Festival.
Anti-Archive aims to produce and co-produce fiction and documentary films by the emerging generation of Cambodian filmmakers, as well as films by international, independent directors shooting in Cambodia. Deliberately provocative, the name Anti-Archive invites one to rethink the relationship between film and the past.
In 2015, Anti-Archive co-produced the feature film, Dream Land (Steve CHEN), which premiered at Locarno International Film Festival, and the short film, Three Wheels (Kavich NEANG), which premiered at Busan International Film Festival. In 2016, Anti-Archive co-produced the feature film, Diamond Island (Davy CHOU), which premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, Turn Left Turn Right (Douglas SEOK), which premiered at Torino Film Festival, and Quinzaine Claire (Adrien GENOUDET), which premiered at Entrevues Belfort Festival.

Anti-Archive is co-producing two narrative feature films, each currently in script development: Doi Boy, directed by Nontawat NUMBENCHAPOL and produced with Mobile Lab (Thailand), and White Building, directed by Kavich NEANG and produced with Apsara Films (France).